Moy luchshiy drug, general Vasiliy, syn Iosifa (1991)

The film is based on a true story of a sport star Bobrov, who happened to become befriended by Vasili, the son of Stalin.


Viktor Sadovsky




Cast overview, first billed only:
Boris Shcherbakov ... Bagrov
Vladimir Steklov ... General Vasili Stalin
Andrei Boltnev
Irina Malysheva ... Prostitute
Andrey Tolubeev ... Tolik
Petr Shelokhonov ... Colonel Savinykh (as P. Shelokhonov)
Igor Gorbachyov
Igor Efimov
Georgiy Shtil
Valentina Kovel
Andrey Ponomaryov
Yan Yanakiyev
Ernst Romanov
I. Myachina I. Myachina
Anatoliy Rudakov


The film is based on a true story of a sport star Bobrov (in this film - as leading character Bagrov), who was in real life the famous Russian soccer and hockey star during the 40's and 50's. Bobrov happened to become befriended by Vasili Stalin, the son of Stalin. Vasili was made a General Commander of The Airforce in the Moscow Military Region at age 26. However, Stalin's nepotism was mixed with paranoia and suspiciousness about the people around him and his son. Vasili's brother Jakob (Stalin's other son) died in a Nazi camp. Stalin surrounded his surviving son with special agents, but they were fearful of Stalin's son, whom they were supposed to control. General Vasili Stalin got drunk during and after each game played by his "toy" sport-star Bobrov. Drinking parties were massive and wild, with women dancing on their dining table among bottles of vodka. Also, some people around Stalin's son were disappearing without a trace. In 1953 after Stalin's death General Vasili was arrested... Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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Soviet Union



Release Date:

April 1991 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

My Best Friend, General Vasili, the Son of Joseph Stalin See more »

Filming Locations:

Dynamo Stadium, Moscow, Russia See more »


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


(10 parts)


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Original Soviet military uniforms and Soviet cars of the 1940s and 50s were used in the film. See more »

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